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AUSA Winter 2010: US Army to create 'Mission Command' Center of Excellence

26th February 2010 - 10:45 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Acknowledging that “Battle Command” is not broad enough to encompass the challenges and realities of modern combat environments, planners at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) have begun to employ a broader “Mission Command” terminology.

Moreover, the Army will soon establish a new “Mission Command Center of Excellence” to help explore and exploit the implications behind the new terminology.

Speaking to The Shephard Group at this week’s Association of the US Army (AUSA) Winter Meeting and Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lieutenant General David P. Valcourt, Deputy Commanding General, TRADOC emphasized “the complexities” of the modern battlefield, acknowledging,

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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